Cottage in Mevagissey, Cornwall, England, UK - Peaceful Location, Short Walk To Harbour, Village Pubs, Restaurants And Shops
No smoking anywhere in the property.
No pets please.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Clean and tidy but in need of TLC better info ref location and access would have been helpful
Great views and who doesn't love mevagissey
This cottage could be lovely, but ........
The cottage is very old (which is not a problem) but is in dire need of a renovation, and lots of tlc.
I believe this is a grade 2 listed building and is quite difficult to get permission to do certain things, but on looking at next doors property there is a lot that could be achieved by the owners of cliff cottage.
In our opinion the cottage needs a deep clean, as there is a lot of dust in places eg the bed frames under the mattresses were thick in it. Some utensils in the kitchen were still dirty from previous occupants, which wasn't a problem exactly for us as we ate out all of the time. Fridge needs replacing as there were no shelves in the door of the fridge where bottles should be placed. Door handle to double bedroom ensuite was held on with one loose screw.
We stayed out of the cottage as much as possible as we actually felt it was a bit depressing to sit in on an evening.
Communication was good before check in, and the housekeeper Charlene was a lovely lady.
It was a shame that this was the situation, we were actually booked in for 4 nights, we were ready to leave immediately but decided to give it a go, we managed three and then left.
It is a great base to explore the surrounding areas, and views were lovely.
But we would not stop in this property again.
Property looking a bit tired
Location very good but cottage needs a little bit of work.Extractor fan in kitchen was stuffed with something which was still switched on at the wall.The door pillar in utility room needs a lot of attention.The ceiling in the airing cupboard had a large hole.Paper stuffed in utility ceiling.
Nice little cottage in a good location. In dire need of a thorough clean though.
Absolutely hassle free booking. Regularly kept up to date with emails from the owner in the build up to our stay. The cottage is in a good location with lovely views overlooking the harbour. The walk to it will burn off plenty of calories so its safe to have as many cream teas as you like. The cottage is nicely laid out and the kids loved having their own bathroom. The cottage was only let down by its cleanliness. We were told by next door that the bench outside wasn't safe to sit on as a result had all the bin sacks and recycling bags tied to it, including next doors which didn't make for a pretty sight. Inside was clean at working height, but the floors were incredibly dusty. My son dropped one of his toys under the table by the front window and when he came up from getting it we had to change his clothes due to the amount of dust and hair that was on him. I ended up spending my first evening hoovering and sweeping the floors. My son has quite an acute pet allergy which was triggered within the first hour of entering the property, which is strange it clearly states that no pets are allowed. However, the result of the sweep revealed that clearly a dog has been in the cottage at some point. A lot of the kitchen utensils had to be washed before use like the frying pan that still had oil and remnants of fried egg on. It rained quite heavily on one of the days we were there and it revealed the back door lets water in so bad you may as well have it open. Overall we enjoyed our stay, but the cottage has the potential to be so much more with a little updating and a proper clean. Having seen the photos of next door (tranquility), it would serve as good inspiration for this place.
Steep climb up to cottage.
Good view over harbour.
pretty cottage with lovely view of the harbour. En suite would benefit from extra clean
A lovely place to stay. We had no problem finding a space for parking over the three days/nights we were there. The walk up to the cottage was fine for us, but would not suit anyone with walking difficulties.
Cliff Cottage looks out to sea, and the harbour walls are just a couple of minutes walk down the hill.
Polstreath beach is a short walk away reached via the coastal path outside the cottage, Portmellon beach is a small shingly beach 1.5 miles away, the nearby village of Gorran Haven has a lovely safe sandy beach that is popular with families and Charlestown (20 mins drive) has a large, stoney very safe private harbour beach with tall ships and childrens playground.
The nearest airport is Newquay airport, 45 mins drive away.
The nearest train station is St Austell, 15 mins drive away.
Mevagissey village 5 mins walk. Lost Gardens of Heligan 10 mins drive. Gorran Haven 10 mins drive. St Austell 15 mins drive. Charlestown 20 mins drive. Eden Project 25 mins drive. Fowey 30 mins drive. St Mawes 35 mins drive. Truro 35 mins drive. Lizard Point 1hr 30 mins drive.
There are a number of local produce, clothes and interiors shops in Mevagissey to browse around, as well as a greengrocers, Post Office, Boots pharmacy, Lloyds Bank and minimarket.
Mevagissey is fantastic if you love fish - local fishermen can provide you with charter boats to try and land some mackerel, bass or even shark, or for those without sea legs, buy the fish straight off the boat in the harbour and cook it back at the cottage or eat it in one of the local restaurants or pubs which were once the haunts of Cornish smugglers!
As well as fresh fish, Cornish fudge and Cornish pasties, which can also be bought in the village, other locally sourced food and drink can be found at Lobbs Farm Shop, winner of Taste of the West 2009 Gold Award or sampled at the nearby St Austell Brewery, Cornwall's oldest independent family brewery that has been going for over 150 years.
After all the indulgence, you can walk it off along the South West Coast Path, which runs outside the cottage. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the walks from Mevagissey are amazing. But if you can only make it to the top of the hill behind the cottage, an awesome view of the sea awaits you from the cliff top park.
If you'd rather be bobbing on the sea, take in the fantastic coastline by hiring a motor boat, taking a trip on one of the boats in the harbour, or going further afield on the ferry that takes you from the lighthouse to the pretty yachting town of Fowey.
Other nearby towns to explore include the unspolit Georgian village of Charlestown with its tall ships and Shipwreck Museum, and the historic town of Lostwithiel, once the capital of Cornwall and home to the ancient Restormel Castle.
There are a number of beautiful gardens to lose yourself in - just up the road is the Lost Gardens of Heligan, 200 acres of mysterious gardens and estate, and the Eden Project, dubbed the 'Eighth Wonder of the World' by some, just a short drive away.